Is 'Oh My Kadavule' a perfect treat for Valentine's day? Movie Review!

Everyone has been gifted with one life. Some would be living with the life of what they wished and dreamt of and others are ought to adopt with what they have got. This's the reality of life and what if you got with the opportunity of changing the reality? Let's review how the actor goes with the opportunity in 'Oh My Kadavule'...

Ashok Selvan, Sha Ra, Rithika Singh are childhood friends. After Rithika Singh hated to marry the groom she disliked, she approached Ashok Selvan and asks 'whether we can marry'?. Ashok Selvan accepts that and marries Rithika Singh and the marriage has been giving more trouble for Ashok Selvan as he suffers to treat his childhood friend as his wife. Amid the trouble, he meets his childhood crush Vani Bhojan and develops a friendship with her that, in turn, makes Rithika Singh get more frustrated that gives birth for the difference of opinion due to which Rithika and Ashok Selvan are deciding to get divorced. It was during that time Ashok Selvan gets the opportunity to revamp his life through the 'rewind' button that was given to him by Vijay Sethupathi. The rest of the story deals with how Ashok Selvan used the opportunity, who is Vijay Sethupathi and whether Rithika and Ashok Selvan got divorced.

(L-R) Sha Ra, Ashok Selvan, and Rithika Singh in the movie


The film starts with the current age friendship unlike the usual track of childhood friendship that gets featured in most of the Tamil cinemas. The first half of the movie travels slowly but steadily with the actor who respects his friendship with his friend and with the frustrations and difficulties of the actor after marrying his childhood friend, the issues pertaining to their relationship, and possessiveness and the second half accelerates to speak about the pride of the friendship, beautiful love and accepting the reality of the life and these elements are combining together and ends 'Oh My Kadavule' in a feel-good way.

         Ashok Selvan and Vani Bhojan in the movie


Noticeably, director Aswath Marimuthu has equally balanced the roles of Rithika Singh - Ashok Selvan, Vani Bhojan- Ashok Selvan and his scripts have conceptualized the rationale of two relationships and the screenplay travels in such a way that it won't hurt both relationships. The director has given such a story and screenplay by understanding the pulse of the current age youngsters. Importantly, the twists in the second half have been increasing curiosity than the first one. However, the comedies of less attention, the songs that stay far from the minds and the extensive second half had reduced the interest on the curiosity and on the movie.

Being an actor and producer, Ashok Selvan has rightly chosen the story and succeeded in his mission. Although the movie runs within the comfort zone, he did justice to the role he played. National Award-winning actress Rithika Singh has expressed more active and matured acting. Vani Bhojan has made her debut to the big screens through this movie and she was given the equal roleplay of Rithika Singh. Through her acting, she perfectly passed. Vijay Sethupathi and Ramesh Thilak have played important and efficacious roles and Vijay Sethupathi has indeed presented the treat for his fans through his guest appearance.

          Vijay Sethupathi and Ashok Selvan in the movie


Vidhu Ayyanna's cinematography has spread freshness in every scene and Leon James shines and scores more in the background music than in the original track in songs. By perfectly placing the concept of 'rewind' in the trending story and by hinting the meaning of the life which gives more circumstances, Director Aswath Marimuthu has given a complete romantic movie of 'Oh My Kadavule' for the youngsters. 'Oh My Kadavule' is undoubtedly a perfect treat for Valentine's day.